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    Korean cyclist dies after being hit by pickup truck in Mae Rim

    A member of the South Korean national youth cycling team has died after he was hit by a pickup truck while riding in Mae Rim Jan. 28.


    The accident occurred on Mae Rim Samoeng Road (Highway 1096) through Mon Cham at around 10 a.m.


    The rider, identified only as Omseum (transliterated from Thai), 18 was in Chiang Mai as part of a winter training program. Omseum had previously won two gold medals for South Korea at the Asian Youth Cycling Championship in October and was regarded as a fast rising star with the potential to go on to the Olympic Games.

    How the accident occurred is not clear but what is known is that he was struck by a black Isuzu pickup truck. Omseum was given CPR at the site of the accident but later died in hospital.


    Police are said to be investigating.

    Korean national youth team cyclist dies after being hit by pickup truck in Mae Rim | Chiang Mai One

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    "How the accident occurred is not clear "

    Brakes failed.

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    No matter where they are, the simpletons really are a danger to anyone around them.

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    Somchai will Wai a rock and walk free. Dumb fuks. 555555

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    makes you wonder why the koreans sent their youth team to train on the public roads of thailand, a country with one of the worst records in the world for road safety, little or no traffic rule enforcement, and known police prejudice towards foreigners involved in accidents.

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    ^ Probably banging some comittee member's wife.

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    One of the thingz ive noticed since relocating back to the land of big tits n solid shits is the bicycle lanes and cyclyeways are really well organized..i may start riding my bike again?safe inthe knowledge that somchai wont fuck up a good thing.

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    I still remember that Uruguayan guy who had cycled all around the world and ended up getting killed in Thailand. And someone else after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I still remember that Uruguayan guy who had cycled all around the world and ended up getting killed in Thailand. And someone else after that.
    Weren't there 2 (British?) RTW cyclists done by a pick-up near the Cambo border and the Thai was only fined 1,000thb.

    500thb x 2.

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    Yep, the spastic retard driving dropped his cigarette and bent down to retrieve it and in so doing totalled the cyclists.

    Dumbest fucks on the planet.

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    Why would you want to cycle in the tropics anyway ? Not to mention the heat and humidity, the sun itself is incredibly strong.....and I come from a sub-tropical climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    "How the accident occurred is not clear "

    Brakes failed.
    10 am, probably not drunk just careless/distracted/retarded.

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    Yer,

    I tend to agree with that one.

    Last thing I wanna do in this stinking hot shit house I go for a spin on me deadly treadly.

    Fook that eh. Plus retarded Somchai want's run over ya dumb Arse and then the Filth fine him 500 Bht.

    Got a fookin larf eh.

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    Why not just send the team to practice in a Syrian war zone. It would've been safer.

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    Maybe they were trying to accustom his lungs to poisonous air in order to be ready for a cycling event in China or India?

    I don't hold my breath for the investigation results, who knows maybe the cyclist is at fault, but yes probably driver's fault. Fine may be 500 bahts, but if he's responsible the family can claim compensation (with an athlete with a bright future it could be costly).... won't help the deceased's family but Thai seems to only understand money talk so go after it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Weren't there 2 (British?) RTW cyclists done by a pick-up near the Cambo border and the Thai was only fined 1,000thb.

    500thb x 2.

    On the number 2 highway between KK and Korat.
    Around the World Cyclist killed in Thailand – Richard Barrow in Thailand

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    Here the cause seems to very often be that the brakes failed rather than driver incompetence.
    However Thailand is not alone in having a love of ridiculous excuses.
    When I was working in Indonesia there were quite often incidents that involved vehicles and the incident reports almost always had the cause as "suddenly....".
    Us Expats used to laugh.

    I couldn't believe there weren't more issues as most of the Indonesians hadn't driven before they came to the mine and learnt there and the terrain meant it was not an easy place to learn to drive. I used to worry when travelling to and work the office about how they would react to an unexpected event. But then again I was sure the Incident report would say "suddenly...!

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